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5 Tips to Save Your Neck and Shoulders While Sitting at the Computer

If you work at a computer, you may want to look at your workspace and use these suggestions to reduce pain and tension in your neck and shoulders.

If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, try these tips to reduce pain and prevent possible injury. Try them all and see which ones you like, then focus on them for a week or two until they become habit. After mastering those, you may want to add another “good” habit.

  1. The keyboard should be close enough to you that you don’t have to stretch forward to reach the keys.
  2. Avoid reaching far forward or twisting behind you to reach for things. Stand up, or turn and move close to the article you need.
  3. Your mouse should be close to the keyboard where you don’t have to reach to use it.
  4. Keep your upper arms close to your sides, hanging straight down. Let your shoulders remain relaxed, not rigid.
  5. Keep your head aligned with your spine. Relax your neck and imagine your head floating toward the ceiling.

Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.

Call us at (360) 322-8549 or schedule an appointment online today.

Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain
Post by Serenity Massage on February 9, 2016

5 Tips to Save Your Neck and Shoulders While Sitting at the Computer

If you work at a computer, you may want to look at your workspace and use these suggestions to reduce pain and tension in your neck and shoulders.

If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, try these tips to reduce pain and prevent possible injury. Try them all and see which ones you like, then focus on them for a week or two until they become habit. After mastering those, you may want to add another “good” habit.

  1. The keyboard should be close enough to you that you don’t have to stretch forward to reach the keys.
  2. Avoid reaching far forward or twisting behind you to reach for things. Stand up, or turn and move close to the article you need.
  3. Your mouse should be close to the keyboard where you don’t have to reach to use it.
  4. Keep your upper arms close to your sides, hanging straight down. Let your shoulders remain relaxed, not rigid.
  5. Keep your head aligned with your spine. Relax your neck and imagine your head floating toward the ceiling.

Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.

Call us at (360) 322-8549 or schedule an appointment online today.

Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain

Post by Serenity Massage on February 9, 2016

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